Millfield Chess 2015

Students from Court Fields School attended the Somerset round of the Delancey nationwide schools chess tournament which took place at Millfield School on Sunday 10th May. The final is always a challenging tournament, but it is a day worth making the effort to attend, if only for the experience of playing at such a highly competitive level. All six students played a total of 6 matches each, with all of them winning at least one of their matches. At the conclusion of the tournament, both Lauren Troake and Naomi Fielder were delighted to find themselves awarded trophies for being the top girls in their age groups.
Mr Woodward said “I am very pleased with the effort made by all the team members and the progress that they have all made this year”.
Millfield Chess 2015 group
Pictured with their certificates and trophies are: Alex Henwood, George Hookway, Lauren Troake, Naomi Fielder and India Webster.”

School Chess Tournament

Mr Woodward, was delighted to welcome the Secretary of Wellington Chess Club, Mr Chris Barratt, to Court Fields School to present the awards and medals to all the students who competed in this year’s tournament.
In total 26 students took part in the tournament, over 7 weeks and played 65 matches.  The tournament was competitive and played in the right spirit throughout.There were a pleasing number of Year 7 students this year, amongst them Adrian Adamiec, (4 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss), who was to go on to win the Year 7 Trophy, and who will be a strong challenger for the school title next year.
At the conclusion of the tournament both Sophie Beech, (5 wins, 2 losses), and George Hookway, (4 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss), were tied on 17 points each, and could quite easily have been joined by Jamie Burge, (3 wins, 2 draws, one loss), had he not missed one of his games. However, the School Champion for 2015, after count-back and ‘head-to-head’ games, is Sophie Beech, with the Runner-Up awards going to George Hookway and Jamie Burge. Congratulations to them, and to Adrian Adamiec, the Year 7 Champion, and well done indeed to all who took part this year. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe names for this photo, going left to right, are as follows:

Miss M Murphy, Mr Chris Barratt, Adrian Adamiec, Sophie Beech, George Hookway, Jamie Burge, Mr G Woodward.


Chess at Millfield

The whole gang

On Sunday 11 May, eight students from Court Fields School – Robert Webber, Lottie Radford, Naomi Fielder, Lauren Troake, Ellen Stevens, Oscar Kemble, George Hookway and Jamie Burge – travelled to Millfield School, Street, to take part in the Somerset round of the Delancey UK Chess Challenge. Each played 6 rounds of chess against the best players in their age groups from other schools, opponents who, mostly, had been playing chess from primary school whereas none of the Court Fields students had enjoyed that playing experience. Of the eight, Robert Webber scored 3.5 points out of 6, a very creditable performance at this level, with Lottie, George and Jamie scoring 3 points out of 6. And yet, tough as it was for them, three of the girls – Lottie, Naomi and Lauren – each took home very nice ‘winners’ trophies for being the highest scoring girl in their age category. It was a long day for them, but collectively they were excellent ambassadors for Court Fields School and are to be congratulated for taking on this challenge.

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Annual chess competition

Court Fields School once again ran it’s annual chess competition throughout the Spring term as part of the country-wide Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge. Nearly thirty students, playing up to seven matches each, played a total of eighty-seven matches to discover who would be this year’s school Champion. That honour fell to Robert Webber, a year 9 student, with Lottie Radford, last year’s champion, the runner-up. The top year 7 student was Jamie Burge, with three other students – Jamie Garnett, Oscar Kemble, and Matt Thorne – receiving trophies for their efforts in the competition. Of those students who took part in the competition, twelve are now eligible to go forward to the Somerset ‘Megafinal’ which is being held at Millfield School.

Pictured with their trophies are Jamie, Robert and Lottie. Standing behind them are the school chess organisers, Mrs M Murphy, Mr G woodward, and Mrs L Chard.

Pictured with their trophies are Jamie, Robert and Lottie. Standing behind them are the school chess organisers, Mrs M Murphy, Mr G woodward, and Mrs L Chard.

Students who had taken part in the competition with their certificates.

Students who had taken part in the competition with their certificates.